Dolores Haze fired shots at the overly male-dominated music industry with their previous single ‘Banana’ based around the recent #MeToo movement. Describing themselves as the punk rock Swedish Spice Girls, the bands new album is called Play Hard F**k Hard Love Hard and will drop via Warner Music on 26th October.
The new single FLIP screams of Sigrid and Tove Lo in terms of the it’s anthemic chorus!
New Album Planned on Warner Music
Won the prestigious Swedish P3 Guld Award
Nominated for 2 Grammys
“Disarming brand of anthemic punk-pop” (The Guardian)
“Rebellious, angsty, outspoken, and a little dark” (Nylon)
“Their constantly changing dynamism is part of what makes Dolores Haze such a captivating act to follow” (The Line Of Best Fit)
“Dolores Haze have au aura about them, an un-f**kwithable attitude that makes them a force to be reckoned with” (Stereogum)
“’Touch Me’ is a track that’ll effectively plunge you into the middle of your very own imaginary montage” (Noisey)
“Lo-Fi Overdriven Punk” (The 405)
Since releasing their stunning debut album ‘The Haze Is Forever’ back in
2015, Swedish three-piece Dolores Haze have been solely on the offensive
ever since. The record led them to huge international acclaim, which included
an award for “Best Rock” act at the prestigious P3 Guld-Award, as well as two
nominations at the Swedish GRAMMYS, and even a performance at the
Swedish Music Hall of Fame initiation ceremony.
Now after sharing the wonderfully scathing ‘Banana’, self-described as the most hated song on Youtube in 2018, and more progressive titular track ‘Play Hard F*ck Hard Love Hard’, the trio are proud to unveil the details surrounding their long-awaited sophomore album ‘Play Hard F*ck Hard Love Hard’, due out on the 26th October 2018 via Warner Music Sweden.
Much like the singles to date, ‘PHFHLH’ looks to reflect the multifaceted angle the band likes to pursue. With comparisons to the likes of fellow Scandinavian acts Tove Lo and Sigrid, the new record sees them embark on more diverse approach to production. Blending harsh electro-pop with the occasional dreamy number, the group are spreading their wings creatively in order to deliver a release with just as much heart as it does bite.
With their single ‘FLIP’, the band channel their far darker guise, mixing harsh electro-pop with a vicious lyrical flow. The track plays as their most forceful and hard-hitting cut on this new record, unleashing the sheer energy this group are notorious for, while remaining true to their core sound.
From there, the trio let their strong personality shine through on the trap-inspired ‘Suck On My Ego’, one of the more hip-hop infused tracks for this new record. Inspired by producer Lil Pz first meeting with the band’s Groovy Nickz, claiming ’her spirit’s so high I’m getting vertigo’, the track is an ode to the diva in all of us and unrelenting confidence in just being yourself.
‘Ltd. Edition Bichon Frisé’ is their nod to men who are so good looking, it is impossible to be mad at them. With its pulsing pop dynamic, the band’s humour really shines through on this release as they poke fun at the privilege of looks and take aim at those that exploit it.
In the final three songs; ‘The Final Show’, ‘Never Saw It Coming’ and ‘Watch It Burn’, we get to hear the more vulnerable side to the band’s attitude. All dealing with loss in someway or another, whether it be a relationship breaking down or a homage to former band member Groovy F*ck, they express themselves with a wonderful elegance that acts as the juxtaposition to the first half of the record. Swooning beats and heartfelt lyrics give us the perfect closure to an album that is just as much about caring for others as it is throwing punches.
While their debut album ‘The Haze Is Forever’ set them up as a bold and exciting new outfit, this follow-up cements them as one of Sweden’s most captivating bands of the moment. With more confidence, prowess and conviction, ‘PHFHLH’ sees them move into high gear and deliver a full-length release filled with gusto and aplomb.
Dolores Haze will release their new album ‘Play Hard F*ck Hard Love Hard’ on the 26th October 2018 via Warner Music Sweden. Stream new single FLIP now.
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